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In memory of Pastor Ihno Janssen

Original post made on Oct 30, 2013

Ihno Janssen, former pastor at Messiah Lutheran Church and former director of Christian Counseling Services in Danville and resident of Walnut Creek passed away Oct. 22 in Sonora, Calif. He was 95.

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Posted by John Pommon
a resident of another community
on Oct 30, 2013 at 10:20 pm

What a Class Act ~ a world-class gentleman, wonderful, kind-hearted spokesman and of course a brilliant pastor. I was introduced to 'Pastor Ihno' back in the mid-1970s. Pastor Janssen helped my family deal with marriage and mourning loved ones and was just plain helpful in so many ways. Over the years I had the pleasure of meeting his lovely beautiful wife, his warm-hearted and bright daughter and his really cool son Jonathan (who helped the family Pommon family while working for Tower Market.

Speaking of Tower Market, I remember one time while working in my Dad's liquor wine shop I bought a little extra world famous yet unknown Peanut Liquor. My father was a concerned with me that I would be "stuck" with this "specialty item" and that it would sit on the shelf forever.
Pastor Ihno used to stop by where I worked to pick up a few items always having an electric smile and great chuckle for all those that knew him in the store.
Ihno could tell I was in the dog-house with Pops over this 'special purchase' that I made.
Out of his shear kindness each time he visited the store he buy a few bottles (subsequently giving them away as gifts) He truly helped me get me off the hook with my Dad (who was my boss). Man . . what a guy!
Pastor Janssen will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Everyone that knew him loved his helpful advice.
I know how much his beautiful wife will miss him, but she can take comfort and strength from the wonderful family she and Pastor had together. I know their love will get her through this difficult time.

May God bless his soul and his wonderful family during this time and always.

John Pommon
Formerly w/Pommon's Tower Market
Twin Peaks
San Francisco